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    March 2020


    From Communications of the ACM

    Technical Perspective: A Perspective on Pivot Tracing

    Instead of handing trace records off to a collector for long-term storage and future processing, the system described in "Pivot Tracing: Dynamic Causal Monitoring for Distributed Systems," by Jonathan Mace, et al., installs continuous…

    Rebecca Isaacs | March 2020

    From Communications of the ACM

    Pivot Tracing: Dynamic Causal Monitoring for Distributed Systems

    Pivot Tracing

    This paper presents Pivot Tracing, a monitoring framework for distributed systems, which addresses the limitations of today's monitoring and diagnosis tools by combining dynamic instrumentation with a novel relational operator…

    Jonathan Mace, Ryan Roelke, Rodrigo Fonseca | March 2020